This Imfographic Shows The History of Video Games

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The History of Video Games

This is an Imfographic, which shows The History of Video Games. This Imfographic shows when the first video game console was created and connected to TV.


First Video game connected to a TV set was the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. Second generation consoles start with the Fairchild Video Entertainment System. RCA and Atari release their own cartridge-based consoles. The Atari 2600 was the most popular console from all the second generation console. 1977-1983 was the worst time for the video game industry. The Video game crashed in 1977 and 1983. Nintendo makes video games popular again by releasing the Family Computer in Japan(1983), and renames it NES for the US release(1985).

Sega releases the Mega Drive/Genesis in Japan (1988) and renames it Sega Genesis (1990) 2 years before Nintendo releases SNES. Sega also releases the Mega CD/Sega CD. Others include Sega’s 32X. NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 and SNK Playmore’s Neo Geo.

The mid 90s were the era of 5th generation consoles. Sony Playstation was the most popular in this period. Other popular 5th generation consoles include Sega’s Saturn and Nintendo 64. N64 was the only one that still used cartridges.

6th generation consoles used DVDs for game media. Starting with Sega Dreamcast in 1999, Playstation 2 in 2000, Xbox in 2001, and Nintendo GameCube in 2001. Xbox 360 started the beginning of the 7th generation consoles. Other Systems include Playstation 3, and the Nintendo Wii. All three 7th generation game consoles offer some type of internet game distribution service. This includes video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix.

Popular Gaming genres, Adventure Games, Card & Board Games, Classic Arcade Games, Fighting Games, Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), Music & Party Games, Platform, Puzzle Games, Racing Games, Role Playing Games (RPG), Shooter Games which also know as First person shooter games (FPS).

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